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I decided to start a moped thread as the electric bicycle thread seems to be getting bogged down with mopeds.

So here we go,
there seems to be a very healthy interest in mopeds so I'll kick this thread off with a few I have owned in the past and were bought for what I considered to be sensible money at the time.

I've had quite of few of the Honda 50cc mopeds over the years and rather a lot of Monkey Bikes but that is a whole new thread :rolleyes:
these are probably the best two pedal versions I have had





these two Hondas came from the same family.
the blue one was an exercise in spending a small fortune on NOS parts and I shudder to think of the total spend was
I think it should have had white mudguards to be 100% correct but the blue ones were NOS and it didn't bother me too much
another one I should have kept
 

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I decided to start a moped thread as the electric bicycle thread seems to be getting bogged down with mopeds.
good call.

i'm guilty as charged on side tracking the other thread, although it's a bit of a toss up as to which route (petrol or electric) glen should go. i'm trying to keep him on the dark side of fossil fuels! :lol:

i need to sort out a picture hosting account and i'll show you my moped hall of shame fame :D
 

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this one is one you don't see that often

a Clark Scamp



this one was a NOS / unregistered machine.

I had actually gone to look at a two different machines and failed on both and I did the throw away comment "what is that orange thing"
two hours later I owned it
 

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good call.

i'm guilty as charged on side tracking the other thread, although it's a bit of a toss up as to which route (petrol or electric) glen should go. i'm trying to keep him on the dark side of fossil fuels! :lol:

i need to sort out a picture hosting account and i'll show you my moped hall of shame fame :D
cheers, I wasn't sure about starting a new thread

I think it makes sense if a few more guys join in :)
 

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I decided to start a moped thread as the electric bicycle thread seems to be getting bogged down with mopeds.

I have managed to make a couple of ebay purchases

So here we go,
there seems to be a very healthy interest in mopeds so I'll kick this thread off with a few I have owned in the past and were bought for what I considered to be sensible money at the time.

I've had quite of few of the Honda 50cc mopeds over the years and rather a lot of Monkey Bikes but that is a whole new thread :rolleyes:
these are probably the best two pedal versions I have had





these two Hondas came from the same family.
the blue one was an exercise in spending a small fortune on NOS parts and I shudder to think of the total spend was
I think it should have had white mudguards to be 100% correct but the blue ones were NOS and it didn't bother me too much
another one I should have kept
Are they PC50's ? My first bike was a PC50...I paid £2.50 for it in about 1986...
 

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I decided to start a moped thread as the electric bicycle thread seems to be getting bogged down with mopeds.

I have managed to make a couple of ebay purchases

So here we go,
there seems to be a very healthy interest in mopeds so I'll kick this thread off with a few I have owned in the past and were bought for what I considered to be sensible money at the time.

I've had quite of few of the Honda 50cc mopeds over the years and rather a lot of Monkey Bikes but that is a whole new thread :rolleyes:
these are probably the best two pedal versions I have had





these two Hondas came from the same family.
the blue one was an exercise in spending a small fortune on NOS parts and I shudder to think of the total spend was
I think it should have had white mudguards to be 100% correct but the blue ones were NOS and it didn't bother me too much
another one I should have kept
When I was living in Cambodia my girlfriend really, really wanted a moped (or scooter as they call them there) in this style. Unfortunately all we could afford was a Honda Wave which is a good machine but no where near as nice to look at.
 

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yes they are PC50's

not really a moped in the true sense but this came from the same guy who I bought the Scamp off
a Hiawatha Doodlebug more of a weird small scooter / bike

 

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this one is one you don't see that often

a Clark Scamp



this one was a NOS / unregistered machine.

I had actually gone to look at a two different machines and failed on both and I did the throw away comment "what is that orange thing"
two hours later I owned it
yup, never seen one of those before

cheers, I wasn't sure about starting a new thread

I think it makes sense if a few more guys join in :)
definitely, the more the merrier! :D

not really a moped in the true sense but this came from the same guy who I bought the Scamp off
a Hiawatha Doodlebug more of a weird small scooter / bike

not seen that before either. it's good to see unusual stuff. the trouble is all the unusual stuff seems to go for silly money these days.
 

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here's some pictures of my current mopeds..

nothing exotic or particularly exciting, but they were cheap! :D

bought this for my girlfriend to scoot about on, but she chickened out so it's in my garage awaiting a top end rebuild.


this is my daily, it's proved to be very reliable and great value.


picked this up locally for £40. i'm currently trying to search out a doner bike so that i can bring it back to life.
 

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My ears are burning! :D

Is this where all the cool kids with mums that let them have mopeds hang out?

As we know, I’m currently havering as to which way to jump. Had a few ‘peds, several Maxis, a C100 Honda, several C50s and 90s, an SS50, an old Peugeot 102 to name a few.

Currently my retro tiddlers are a 1953 125cc D1 Bantam, and a 1956 150cc D3. The D1 is rideable, the D3 wants a bit of love. Plan is to rebuild a 175cc D14/4 engine I’ve had in the shed thirty years and fit it to the D3, then rebuild the D3 engine and put it into the D1. Hopefully it will make both bikes more useable without spoiling their charm.

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I still have a few Jogle peds from the Team Off (SH50’s) and three DT50mx’s although only one is currently together the other two are more wall art.

I have however started collecting Mobocane bikes little 70’s models X7 and X1’s quite fun little things. I also have a Garelli Katia which is an early model with spoked wheels, I found this in an old boys garage while pulling out a car (for a mate) it’s a one owner model and only needed minor work to get working again.

The Green x7 I found on here and well it was green so I had to have it, that then sparked an interest in these bikes and a trip to my local moped guy Aplins in Bristol further fuelled my curiosity in these and if anyone can I suggest you go to his shop as he has many rare and amazing mopeds!

Both my X1’s have not been used since the early 80’s, one was found on a large private estate in north west wales the other in London within a week of each other.

All of these bikes are now fully working (just awaiting new tyres for the x1’s).
 

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Not a 'moped' as such . . . but 49cc . . . Lambretta LUI . . .

I did the Brad's 'West 2 East' charity run on this - St David's on the Welsh coast to Lowestoft Ness (and then on to Yarmouth) :D
 

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My ears are burning! :D

Is this where all the cool kids with mums that let them have mopeds hang out?

As we know, I'm currently havering as to which way to jump. Had a few 'peds, several Maxis, a C100 Honda, several C50s and 90s, an SS50, an old Peugeot 102 to name a few.

Currently my retro tiddlers are a 1953 125cc D1 Bantam, and a 1956 150cc D3. The D1 is rideable, the D3 wants a bit of love. Plan is to rebuild a 175cc D14/4 engine I've had in the shed thirty years and fit it to the D3, then rebuild the D3 engine and put it into the D1. Hopefully it will make both bikes more useable without spoiling their charm.
:D

those bsa's a lovely! i like your plan with the engine swaps, good luck with that. :)

I still have a few Jogle peds from the Team Off (SH50's) and three DT50mx's although only one is currently together the other two are more wall art.

I have however started collecting Mobocane bikes little 70's models X7 and X1's quite fun little things. I also have a Garelli Katia which is an early model with spoked wheels, I found this in an old boys garage while pulling out a car (for a mate) it's a one owner model and only needed minor work to get working again.

The Green x7 I found on here and well it was green so I had to have it, that then sparked an interest in these bikes and a trip to my local moped guy Aplins in Bristol further fuelled my curiosity in these and if anyone can I suggest you go to his shop as he has many rare and amazing mopeds!

Both my X1's have not been used since the early 80's, one was found on a large private estate in north west wales the other in London within a week of each other.

All of these bikes are now fully working (just awaiting new tyres for the x1's).
what's your plans the sh50's?

those motobecane's are quirky things, i often see them come up for sale and they always seem to make good money.

the garelli katia is another one i quite like, they've definitely got that retro look!

bri, your bikes always look so clean! :D
 

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Not a 'moped' as such . . . but 49cc . . . Lambretta LUI . . .

I did the Brad's 'West 2 East' charity run on this - St David's on the Welsh coast to Lowestoft Ness (and then on to Yarmouth) :D
I love that :cool:

Way less cool, but I remembered that I have a '76 Vespa Ciao buried in a shed at my folks house. I guess I should go and dig it out sometime.
 

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those bsa's a lovely! i like your plan with the engine swaps, good luck with that. :)
Thanks. :)

I will have owned the D1 for forty years in February. :eek:

I know it's not strictly a moped, but Honda UK have been teasing people on Facebook with pictures and videos of their C125 SuperCub concept. If they bring them to the UK market I'd have one in a heartbeat. I don't think I could run one into the ground on the commute though. :D
 

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I love that :cool:

Way less cool, but I remembered that I have a '76 Vespa Ciao buried in a shed at my folks house. I guess I should go and dig it out sometime.
Ta! :)

Another scooter - French Vespa 50 - although this is officially a 'moped' as they were fitted with a (pretty much useless) pedal assembly to comply with the law at the time - (pedals removed in this photo taken outside the Parisienne classic scooter shop where I found it.) :)
 

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Ta! :)

Another scooter - French Vespa 50 - although this is officially a 'moped' as they were fitted with a (pretty much useless) pedal assembly to comply with the law at the time - (pedals removed in this photo taken outside the Parisienne classic scooter shop where I found it.) :)
Nice :) Sold as the 50 N I think , the 50 special was the more common model here
 
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